Hashi Mohamed is a successful barrister and lifetime member of The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn. He arrived at the age of nine in London, speaking practically no English. Attending some of the "worst performing schools in inner-city London", he was raised on state benefits, and was given a full scholarship to Oxford for his postgraduate degree.
In his Guardian newspaper article, "Telling children 'hard work gets you to the top' is a simply lie", Hashi Mohamed discusses hard work, social mobility, and whether the route that he took into an elite profession is still open now.
In "Adventures in Social Mobility", a BBC Radio 4 programme, we hear from Hashi Mohamed's mentors who gave him a few lucky breaks, helped him fit into a world of which he had no experience, and learn the unwritten rules to get a top job.